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Congressman Ro Khanna elected to Joint Venture board

headshotJanuary 17, 2017 – Freshman Congressman Ro Khanna has been elected to the Joint Venture board of directors. Rep. Khanna, who was elected to the House of Representatives in November to represent the 17th Congressional District, was approved unanimously in a vote of the board.

“I am honored to serve, and I have great respect for the organization,” said Rep. Khanna on receiving word of his election.

Read the news release.

Read more about Rep. Khanna.

State of the Valley keynote: New York Times' David Brooks

David Brooks headshotJanuary 2, 2017 - New York Times op-ed columnist and best-selling author David Brooks will deliver keynote remarks at Joint Venture's 2017 State of the Valley conference, Feb. 17 in San Jose. 

Brooks is a keen observer of the American way of life and a penetrating analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He will offer his views on "Silicon Valley in a Donald Trump Presidency." 

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State of the Valley keynote: Harvard professor Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen GoldsmithJanuary 2, 2017 - Harvard University Kennedy School of Government professor Stephen Goldsmith brings his insight and experitise on Smart Cities and Smart Regions to the State of the Valley conference Feb. 17 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

Professor Goldsmith currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big data analytics with community input.

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State of the Valley 2017 Packard Award: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

Reed Hastings headshotJanuary 2, 2016 - Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix and a philanthropic champion of education, is the recipient of the 2017 David Packard Award for civic entrepreneurship. Hastings will be honored at the State of the Valley conference, Feb. 17 in San Jose. 

The Packard Award is Joint Venture’s highest honor, presented annually to an individual or individuals who bring an entrepreneurial, cross-boundary problem solving approach to Silicon Valley’s challenges. 

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State of the Valley report: Why Isn't Silicon Valley America's Biking Capital?

person on bicycle in trafficJanuary 2, 2017 - Joint Venture’s Institute for Regional Studies is releasing a report at this year's State of the Valley conference that lays out a vision for Silicon Valley becoming a national leader for bicycle commuting and provides a roadmap for getting there.

A featured speaker at the conference Feb. 17 in San Jose, transportation expert Jeffrey Tumlin, will discuss why Silicon Valley's climate, landscape and health-conscious population could make the region more bike-friendly like Amsterdam and Copenhagen. 

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State of the Valley panel: Silicon Valley and the Future of the Automobile

car illustration on blue backgroundJanuary 2, 2017 - As the major automakers and tech companies converge to create the cars of the future, will Silicon Valley be a disruptor? When can we expect the driverless car to be approved for roadways? What will its impact be on our mobility challenges and on the overall economy?

A panel of experts will focus on these questions, discuss the latest developments and chart the future at the annual State of the Valley conference Feb. 17 in San Jose. 

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State of the Valley panel: Making Silicon Valley America's Smartest Region: Strategies and Tactics

light bulbs over circuit boardJanuary 2, 2017 - Silicon Valley is known to the world as the birthplace of the digital revolution and epicenter of technology innovation. However, leveraging these technologies in the civic arena has proven difficult, and our region doesn’t stand out among others as particularly innovative. What will it take to change that? 

A panel including Dan'l Lewin of Microsoft, Lucy Bernholz of Stanford University and Kip Harkness of the City of San Jose will explore this question at State of the Valley, Feb. 17 in San Jose.

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Silicon Valley Indicators

indicators home page Did you know you can get comprehensive information and data about the economic and community health of Silicon Valley any time by visiting the online home of the Silicon Valley Index at www.siliconvalleyindicators.org?

The site is maintained and constantly updated by Joint Venture's Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies and is a robust collection of charts and information with links to local, regional and national data sources, and resources for additional information within each of the indicator categories: People, Economy, Society, Place and Governance.

Download the 2016 Silicon Valley Index.


Monthly Investors Council Spotlight

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Joint Venture's Investors Council welcomes dozens of public and private organizations and foundations supporting our initiatives and programs. The Investors Council currently includes more than 100 private organizations, 56 public entities and 13 foundations.

Joint Venture offers a variety of support and sponsorship opportunities for individuals, corporations, and public sector organizations. To inquire about becoming a member of our Investors Council, call (408) 298-9330 or visit our Become an Investor page. To see our current investors, visit our investors pages.

What is Joint Venture Silicon Valley?

Established in 1993, Joint Venture brings together Silicon Valley’s established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions. In this short video see what Silicon Valley leaders have to say about the organization.

Contact Us

Joint Venture Silicon Valley
100 West San Fernando Street
Suite 310
San Jose, CA 95113 (View Map)

(408) 298-9330

Come Visit Us!

Location & Entrances

100 West San Fernando Street is on the south side of City View Plaza in downtown San Jose, between Almaden Boulevard and South Market Street.

There are entrances on West San Fernando Street and from the center courtyard of City View Plaza.

Parking

Parking in the building is accessible by entering the parking garage on West San Fernando Street, Park Avenue, or Almaden Boulevard.

Please be advised the garage is frequently filled to capacity early in the day and finding an open spot can be quite difficult. Further, the rates are expensive and, regrettably, Joint Venture is unable to provide parking validation or discounts.

Additional public parking is located on the surrounding streets and in several indoor public-parking structures in the vicinity marked by neon signs indicating the location and number of parking spots available.

We encourage your use of public transportation:

VTA Light Rail and Buses – Our building is served by VTA Light Rail along First Street and by VTA Bus routes 22, 23, 63, 64, 65 and 81.

CalTrain and Amtrak – CalTrain and Amtrak passengers may disembark at the San Jose Stations across from the HP Pavilion and walk east on West San Fernando.

If you choose to drive:

From the South Bay:
Take U.S. 101 North to Highway 85 North to Highway 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway)
Exit Highway 87 North at Santa Clara Street
At the stop light, turn right on Santa Clara
Turn right on Almaden Boulevard
Turn left on West San Fernando

From the North Bay:
Take U.S. 101 South to Highway 87 South (Guadalupe Parkway)
Take exit 6B for West Julian Street toward St. James Street
Turn left on St. James to Market Street
Turn right on Market to West San Fernando
Turn right on West San Fernando

From the Peninsula:
Take Interstate 280 South to Highway 87 (Guadalupe Parkway)
Bear left onto Highway 87 North
Exit Highway 87 North at Santa Clara Street
At the stop light, turn right on Santa Clara
Turn right on Almaden Boulevard
Turn left on West San Fernando

From the East Bay:
Take Interstate 880 South
Take exit at North First Street toward Downtown
Turn right on North Julian Street
Turn left on North Market Street
Turn right on West San Fernando

From the West Valley:
Take Interstate 17 North/880 North to Interstate 280 South
Exit onto Highway 87 (Guadalupe Parkway)
Bear left onto Highway 87 North
Exit Highway 87 North at Santa Clara Street
At the stop light, turn right on Santa Clara
Turn right on Almaden Boulevard
Turn left on West San Fernando

In The News

January 23, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - H-1B Visa Program Faces Uncertain Future in Trump Era: About two-thirds of the workers in computer and mathematical professions were born outside the U.S., according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies." More

January 17, 2017 - (Silicon Beat) - Lyft Co-founders: Carpooling, Smart Lanes Will End Traffic Woes: "...a recent study by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies showed that in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, only 10 percent of workers carpool." More

January 17, 2017 - (The Economist Films) - The Agenda: People Power, the Rise of Populism and What Lies Behind It: Quotes from Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock. Video

January 4, 2017 - (KCBS Radio) - Live interview with Joint Venture Wireless Communications Initiative co-chair Jon Walton on efforts to improve wireless network coverage. Audio.

January 3, 2017 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Study: Uber, Lyft Car Services Could Reduce Traffic by 75 Percent: "Silicon Valley workers who live outside the region spend an average of 113 minutes a day in their cars, according to a November study released by Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s Institute for Regional Studies." More

January 2, 2017 - (Peninsula Daily Journal) - The Future of a Grand Boulevard: Streetscape Eases Fow on El Camino Real in San Carlos: "A San Carlos streetscape project caught the attention of those working on the Grand Boulevard Initiative, a regional effort to improve the otherwise desolate stretch of thoroughfare connecting cities across the Peninsula. More

December 30, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Bay Area Stalled in a Wireless Traffic Jam: "'We worry about how good is the coverage and how fast is the coverage,' said Jon Walton, co-chair of a Joint Venture Silicon Valley task force on wireless network coverage, organized by (Joint Venture's David) Witkowski." More

December 29, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - 2016 in Review: Tech Perservered, Even as Money Tightened (Michelle Quinn): "'The year wasn’t marked by a downturn in any way,' said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'We just continued. We did it incrementally.'” More

December 29, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Nonprofits Struggle to Adjust as Tech Donors Take Center Stage: "More than 76,000 millionaires and billionaires live in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, and about 12,550 households in the region have more than $5 million in investable assets, according to regional research group Joint Venture Silicon Valley." More

December 29, 2016 - (KPIX-TV) - Amazon Files for Patent for "Flying Fulfillment Center" Using Drones: "'They are going to be putting a warehouse up in the sky. Let's face it, we need to be really creative about this stuff,' said Joint Venture Silicon Valley CEO Russell Hancock." Video

December 25, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - 2016 in Review: Tech Perservered, Even as Money Tightens (Michelle Quinn): "'The year wasn’t marked by a downturn in any way,' said Russell Hancock, president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley. 'We just continued. We did it incrementally.'" More

December 21, 2016 - (San Jose Inside) - Silicon Valley Philanthropists Often Overlook Local Needs, According to New Report: "According to Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the region is now home to 76,000 millionaires and billionaires and 50,000 households with $1 million or more in investable assets." More

December 16, 2016 - (Palo Alto Online) - Gridlock Frustrates Local Drivers and Residents: "Palo Alto is part of the Joint Venture Silicon Valley Managers Mobility Partnership, a coalition that collaborates on transportation issues and meets at least monthly." More

December 14, 2016 - (San Jose Mercury News) - Sal Pizarro: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to Receive David Packard Award: "Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock says Hastings fits that mold for having 'invested his own personal energy into making Silicon Valley a better place.'” More.